The School of Business carries out a dual purpose to disseminate and generate knowledge. We do this through inclusive, transformative learning and meaningful research. Our faculty are passionate about mentoring the next generation of business leaders and are committed to generating insightful research that solves the business challenges of today and tomorrow.

The rich business community in Portland attracts professors and experts with deep-rooted industry connections. Our faculty is made up of curious researchers committed to exploring the most important topics affecting the global economy — research that redefines business and transforms lives. Through compelling, relevant research, we offer practical answers and applications that guide the creation of more sustainable, thriving workplaces and communities.

Research by Subject

Our faculty members regularly publish in, and serve in editorial capacities for, top journals in their fields and present their work in national and international conferences. They also engage with the regional community by speaking at events and at local companies. In addition to their discipline-based scholarship, our faculty members are also active researchers in the university’s areas of distinction: social and environmental sustainability, community and civic engagement, and innovative and humane organizations.

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence at The School of Business further our mission to provide impactful research by enhancing educational offerings, supporting our renowned faculty and conducting community outreach in strategic areas of focus. The entrepreneurial energy of our faculty, students and community partners continue to build these dynamic Centers that serve Portland and the surrounding area.